Coaching is an act of preparing or developing a person or team of people in a particular sport.
The goal is for the coach, or teacher, to support the athlete(s) in achieving a specific goal by providing training and guidance. It involves aspects of physical education pedagogy, health promotion, and kinesthetic principles in preparing athletes for performance.
The curriculum for the coaching minor arms students with foundations of coaching, psychological and sociological aspects of coaching, and strategies for team development. Additionally, an independent study in which students assist with coaching a local team of athletes prepares them to experience working under a mentor, to learn different coaching philosophies, to train athletes, and to coach in game conditions.
This minor allows the student to select a number of electives, which may include strength and conditioning principles for sports, basic exercise physiology, athletic training content, sports officiating, sport management information for organized sports, and more advanced psychology of sport and physical activity content.
KHP 280 - Introduction to Coaching
KHP 395 - Independent Study in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
KHP 300 - Psychology and Sociology of Physical Education and Sport
KHP 580 - Group Dynamics in Sport and Physical Activity
Choose six or more hours from the following:
KHP 109 - First Aid and Emergency Care
KHP 205 - Kinesiology for Health and Physical Education
KHP 340 - Atheltic Training
KHP 350 - Strength and Conditioning for Sports
KHP 546 - Physical Education Workshop
KHP 547 - Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Total Hours - 18
If you are ready to declare this minor, please contact your current academic advisor.
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